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CCCSE Report: Community Colleges and Financial Aid Borrowing

Posted by Samantha Yi on March 1, 2017

Why do students borrow in risky ways, run out of money, default on loans, and then ultimately withdraw from school? It's a common assumption that low-income students aren't financially literate. The 2017 report from The Center for Community College Student Engagementreveals that there may be more nuanced reasons to explain why students experience financial troubles. Keep reading to learn more about the report on student financial health.

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Topics: Financial Aid, News, Facts

The 2017 Student Communications Landscape

Posted by Paige Altieri on January 19, 2017
You know that students are no longer using traditional forms of communication (phone calls, voicemail, email)... but what are they using? Take a deep dive into how students are communicating today with  the 2017 Communications Landscape infographic.  
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Topics: Higher Education, Facts, Texting

Mythbusting Text Messaging for Admissions and Beyond

Posted by Stephanie Sickler Sweetland on June 15, 2016

There are a lot of misconceptions out there regarding texting with students. We already know that texting is the most ubiquitous way to reach them - in fact, 97% of college students use texting as their primary means of communication.1

We recently came across a white paper titled “Mythbusting Admissions: Where Prospects and Professionals Agree, and Disagree, on Enrollment Marketing, Messages, and Channels,” which promulgated several misconceptions about text messaging. For example, the white paper considers text messages to be a form of marketing spam - which they certainly can be, if done incorrectly. That is why it is so important to be strategic when sending students text messages!

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Topics: Admissions, Facts, Texting

7 Things You Didn't Know About Texting

Posted by Miranda Palter on June 9, 2016

Texting is everywhere and everyone texts, but how much do you actually know about texting? You might know how to send an emoji, but do you know what the first text message said? We've gathered seven of the best texting facts to share with you - enjoy! 

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Topics: Research, Facts, Texting